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June 19, 1912.
SOUTHAMPTON AND DISTRICT PICTORIAL.
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"SOUTHAMPTON & DISTRICT PICTORIAL."
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THE MANAGER,
Southampton & District Pictorial, 45, Above Bar, Southampton.
Photographic Competition.
WE OFFER EACH WEEK A PRIZE OF
HALF-A-GUINEA
Best Photograph of Local Interest.
The Pictures should be Topical In Character, and bear on the back the Name and Address of the Sender, and a Description of their subject. (Photographs should reach us by SATURDAY MORNING).
It is a Condition of the Competition that we shall be permitted to reproduce any of the pictures sent in ; but in the event of publication a payment of half-a-crown per photo will be made.
All photos sent for approval will be carefully considered by the Editor, but no responsibility what-ever am be accepted in remect thereof, although, if unsuitable, every effort will be made to return i' provided that a stamped addressed envelope of able size !a enclosed for that purpose.
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Hie "Pictorial" is every week making new frhmda, not only at home, but in all parta of the world. There are hundreds of Southampton iaiu across the *e*s eager to ace how the old order of things dhangos—it ia astonishing what a transformation a few year* brings about—and to keep in touch with thorn* they knew in the wars gone by. The "Pictorial" Ijhngs them each week, if only in imagination, nearer home We shall bo glad to print letters and pyturea from readers abroad ho still feel an intonate in the town and ita people and affairs.
A foreigner paying hia first visit to England at now might well be forgivvn far thinking tliat England waa still in winter's icy grip, in-it«*d of approaching midsummer. The cause of his mistaken conclusion would be the fact that nine out of ten people one meets out-of-are wearing heavy overcoats or mackintoshes, in many cases with their collars turned up and hands in pockets, and even then some do not appear to be warm enough! It goes ithout saying that the weather is responsible for this peculiar state of affairs. The beauty or climate is its uncertainty, and the pre-month has witnessed frost, hail, thunder, cold winds, and torrential downpours; in fact erything except sunshine. However, the English are by nature eptimistio, and who knows? Perhaps in place of the dark and •y December days we may enjoy summerlike conditions which will bring the ladies out white dresses and sunshades, and the men straw hats and tlonnel trousersThat at leaat would be in keeping with the climatic nditions prevalent for the past few weeks.
and months, and in some case* years, investigating the yellowing parchment*, and piecing together from the crabbed handwriting of our five fathers, not only the town's history, but the story of civic government since it was tirot evolved. Dr. Speed, who has limned the past so vividly for us, is represent*! in manuscript in the muniment room. The Rev. Sylvester Davie* delved there indefatigably, Mr. Cordy Jeafferson catalogued its contents for the Historical MVuiusoripta Commission, and the Record Society, through the instrumentality of Dr. llearnehaw, Dr. Studer, and othen no lee* enthusiastic, have completed the wo*, or rather are at present engaged upon It. There are th* ancient account books of the early Mayors, dating from the middle of tho sixteenth century, many of them apparently "home made," and bound up, o» Dr. Studer pointed out tho other day at the CWt Leet, in the priceless parchment* of the early missals.
Tho scoounta of the first Mayor speak of the coming of Charles I., and the preparations for a Royal reception. Seeing, however, that he had also to pay the salary of tho Recorder, to pt\serve the Audit House, and to maintain the sea-wall, it cannot, bs uryed that tho Mayor's bill of £114 waa particularly extravagant. The Mayors of the time apparently fulfilled all the functions of the poor-law, for the accounts contain several references to small l*M>efactions to tho sick and needy. A pour woman who lowt h«r husband "from the Turk*," in tlie seven-teenth oenturv, received a solatium of 3d. "Two poor Irishmen who lost their goods through the Turks" received 6d., and then* an* plenty of others wiio lest their good* through
OUR PRIZE PHOTOGRAPH.
The Letter-box.
A SHIRLEY MANS SCOU**.
Or,—I enclose photograph of Sapper W. Bey. doWs, R.E, who recently claimed the title of "11 stone amateur champion bar bell weight l.fUr of Channel Islands." After challenging through tba local paper for a considerable time, and no on* accepting tho same, he took over the title with
back lifts of JlOtbs.; also a clever «
lift with 114 pounds, lowering hunsetf and widght to the floor, and then ruing with the weight &n the opposite hand.
At ihe oonolustsn of his exhibition, Mr. Barjy, of tho " Nuggntts." presented the sapper with a silver gold-centred medal. Hoping you will find space in your paper for reproduction, yours sro-
J. 0. LEJLBY, R.K.
Aldemey, Channel Islands.
RE "A NEW rOREBT LANDMARK."
illustration of great interest to myself, as it
situated about half a mW* from Emory Down, (_
pi am of toy birth. It was also the edueaticnal emtahlishment of n»y sisters some 60 years sgo (tfcoy sro nor ia Australia). I think it make* a very pretty picture, and have no doubt many of your readers will pay * visit to th* sccne this summer. Yours faithfully,
BDWD. JAME8.
18, Avenuo-road, Southampton.
The above pretty picture was taken on Southampton Common on Tuesday morning, and shows two of the swans which grace the lakes there accompanied by a little family of fluffy cygnets. Mr. H. B. Carter, of 17, Dorset Street, Southampton, who gains our prize of half a guinea, writes: "I was having a morning walk on the Common, and I took my camera with me, intending to photograph an entirely different subject, when 1 came upon the enclosed " happy family " having their morning swim. Thinking how pretty they looked, I snapshotted them."
Tho month of June has been looked upon in all age* a* the most fortunate of the year, hut in spit-; of the old rhyme, "A good leak in June sets all in tune," the present one must be an exception. A small leak in June would be objected to by no one, but tho assertion tliat a gcod leak sets all in tune is a travesty of the truth* It is a leaky as well as a leafy June, and another of these silly weather superstitions. "If St. Vitus' Day lie rainy weather, it will rain for thirty days togetlijr," is not likely to put people in tune, seeing that it was St. Vitus'
Day on Saturday, and certainly rainy.
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Aprup«« of th* interesting article on the Southampton Audit lfouce which appear* in this ue, the richest vein of historical interest is, of inrso, the muniment room, a small apartment the ground floor, in which is stored the town's records and other civic possession* of value. It ia a mine which has been well worked, be land pored over the earlier documents, and every historian since has spent days
or violence -/who were ro established in citi/On* of our pictures thi* ww»k represent* an everyday scene at the entnuice to the well-known sliiplruiMing works of Messrs. J". Samuel White and Co., at Cowos. The one o'clock whistle ha* "##**," and the workman are pouting out for dinner. These marine and shipbuilding works are the mainstay both of Cow** and Kast Cowes from an industrial standpoint. With so-munl*'work in hand it looks as tliough the firm will ere long have to arrange for night as well as day shifts. Ocean-going destroyers an, being built for the Royal Navy, and in addition tlie firm some few months ago received an order for lialf a dozen war vessels
for the Chilian Government. It* latter are of a larger typo than any that have ever before been built 011 th* Medina. This tlrtfsja in the fortunate position of having work to occupy
their fifteen hundred—cr more—employe* for &«*n* years to come.
Tlie in«|uiry into the loss of tlie Titanic, which has been sitting in London for several weeks, has brought within the public know* U-dge mere pertaining to tho inner inwardne** <Tlie question as to who is in charge of th* "hip during the time she U being piloted, the I pilot or the captain, rroj.jwd up at the Pilot*' : Conference. We should have t hi sight that after th* inquiry ink* tlw* Olym;ac-Hawke col* i lision the oflloial view was clear, but a Liver* I |m«>I pilot swms to have expressed tho ,pinion i of the meeting when Is* exclaimed: "I never want to see the day when a pilot shall go on a ship and play second fiddle to the captain. The pilot should have charge of the ship." A "•ore important matter was tlieir protest against the granting of pile»U' oertUcatea to foreigners. Tlare are already enough f,reign waiters in i Kngloisl to man an army coq*, and it is ab* 1 surd to train piled* to slxiw an enemy the way
Yaclits grow in beauty, speed, and luxury^ I every year, and the fact that a blank cheque is I being given for a racer just launched on the j Clyde is an indication of the fascination of , this expensive, but delightful sport. The Lady * Anne's special mission is to win bock inter* ! national challenge tnfhie* from German-built , racers, and slie make* lier dtbut at the Inter* ! national Regatta at Kiel. She ha* been built j of aluminium, and is the most costly racing
yacht which has yet taken to the water.

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